Duration: 8 Nights/9 Days.
Places Covered: Mumbai, Chennai, Mahabalipuram, Tanjore, Trichy, Madurai.
Day 01 Arrival Mumbai
Arrive at Mumbai airport or station. Transfer to the hotel.
Check in and relax for the evening.
Day 02 Mumbai / Chennai
After taking breakfast in the hotel proceed on an excursion to the world-renowned Elephanta caves. Now a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO it is one and one-half hour drive from Mumbai.
Take the city tour covering the Gateway of India, Jain Temple at Malabar Hill.
Transfer to the airport to take a flight for Chennai
After reaching Chennai transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 Chennai / Mahabalipuram
Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital of Tamil Nadu. The places of interest in and around the city are Fort St. George, temples and museum and Marina beach. Marina beach if the second largest beach in the world and a popular tourist destination. The place displays a perfect blend between modernism and tradition.
Moprning visit the National Art Gallery and Museum, the San Thomas Cathedral, the Mylapore Temple and St. Mary's Church.
Afternoon depart for Mahabalipuram by surface. On arrival check in at the hotel.
Day 04 Mahabalipuram
World renowned for its Shore Temples, also known as Mamallapuram, Mahabalipuram, served as the second capital of the Pallava Dynasty of South India.
Today it is a seaside village in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is often called the Seven Pagodas because of the high pinnacles of seven of its temples
After breakfast depart for sightseeing covering Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance & Five Rathas
Day 05 Mahabalipuram / Tanjore
Early morning drive to Tanjore, once the capital of the mighty Chola Empire of the South India. Visit the Brihadeshwara temple, built by the great Chola King Raja Raja I in the 10th century. Also known as the 'Big Temple', this massive temple is 216 feet high and the single spherical stone on top weighs 80 tons. A gigantic statue of Nandi, the Bull, guards the inner shrine of the temple. The courtyard walls of the sanctum sanctorum are covered with paintings comparable to the famous frescoes of Ajanta frescoes.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 Tanjore / Trichy
After taking the breakfast proceed to Trichy. Check in at the hotel.
Trichy was one of the most important cities during the Chola reign in the medieval period. In the 18th century it was witness to the Carnatic Wars fought between the French and the English for supremacy in India.
Afternoon visit to the Srirangam temple and Rock Fort Temple, been built on an 83m high rock The Rock-Fort is the landmark of Trichy. A climb of 434 steps leads to the ancient temple of Ganapati on top and a further climb to a Shiva temple. Also visit Lord Robert Clive's house and the Danish Church
Day 07 Trichy / Madurai
After taking breakfast at the hotel and drive to Madurai which takes about 3-4 hrs. Check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit to famous Meenakshi Temple, witness to the pinnacle of the Dravidan School of Architecture. Also visit Trimalai Nayak Palace. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08 Madurai / Mumbai
Morning sightseeing tour of Madurai. Afternoon transfer from hotel to airport to board the flight to Mumbai.
Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09 Mumbai / out
Transfer to International Airport to take a flight to your home destination.